Andre Harrison Looking To Shed Prospect Label On The Path To WSOF Gold
Jan 27, 2017
Andre Harrison introduced himself to the featherweights of the WSOF in grand style at last month’s WSOFNYC event. While fighters and fans will undoubtedly be checking the highlight films to see what “The Bull” is all about, don’t expect to see the same fighter the next time Harrison steps into the Decagon.
That’s because Harrison is working tirelessly behind the gym’s doors to become a better version of himself. For someone who has won multiple world titles, the goal has always remained the same from day one for the newest addition to the WSOF featherweight division.
“I like to be active,” Harrison said of his busy 2016 schedule. “I’m always training and working on stuff… I never go into a fight looking the same as I did before.”
Harrison climbed into the cage four times in 2016 after competing three times in 2015. In the midst of staying active, Harrison defended the Titan FC belt on four separate occasions. As Harrison continued to dominate the opposition, a step up in the level of competition was required for the former collegiate wrestler. This choice led him to the Decagon and as chance would have it, in his own backyard.
“Competing in Madison Square Garden is something big,” Harrison said of his WSOF debut. “Definitely a check off the bucket list.”
Speaking of lists, Harrison recently found himself on Bleacher Report’s “Top 25 MMA Prospect For 2017“. The Long Island native has been a professional since 2011 but mainly competed on the regional circuit. Whereas some would view the label of “Top Prospect” as something to gloat about, Harrison doesn’t believe it’s a fitting description.
“I definitely view myself as a contender. I’ve always looked at myself as a top person,” Harrison said. “I don’t train like a prospect. I train to be the best in my division.”
Considering his impressive debut at WSOFNYC, odds are we’ll be seeing Harrison competing in big time matches in the WSOF’s featherweight division sooner rather then later.